9 reasons why Easy Food August is everything you need

    Easy Food issue 141 August 2019 why buy

    You won’t want to miss the August issue of Easy Food, packed with laid-back summer recipes and clever kitchen tips. Read on to find out why you need this one in your kitchen…

    Summer produce

    Summer is truly underway, and we’re including fresh fruit and veggies in as many of our meals as we can. This issue comes replete with delicious recipes for sweet, protein-packed peas and gorgeously ripe Irish tomatoes (like the lovely savoury crumble, below), as well as new ways to incorporate fresh coriander, basil and dill into your cooking.

    Tomato Goats Cheese Crumble Easy Food

    Pitcher cocktails

    We’ve designed these cocktail recipes to be made for a crowd, so you can do your easiest-ever summer entertaining. No kids allowed!

    Chill out

    We’re making good use of our freezers this month, with fun frozen desserts for kids and adults alike. We’re obsessed with this lemon semifreddo, a perfect option for make-ahead entertaining. Deputy Editor Jocelyn has been experimenting with a boozy ice cream float using Murphys Ice Cream, but there are kid-friendly options, too!

    Lemon strawberry Semifreddo Easy Food summer dessert

    The bird is the word

    There’s no meat more versatile than chicken, and we’ve been putting it to good use coming up with some of our new favourite recipes for summer. Taking inspiration from global flavours, from Portugal and Italy to Korea and the USA, there is something delicious here for everyone. The Caprese chicken, below, is a must for cheese lovers.

    Caprese Chicken Easy Food

    Iron stomach

    We’re exploring why iron is important for our health and giving you the lowdown on how to include it in your diet, including tasty recipes that we developed specifically using foods that are naturally rich in iron.

    No-fuss fish

    If you’re one of those people who think fish is difficult to cook, we’re here to prove you wrong! Our quick and easy recipes use only five main ingredients and can be on the table in no time — plus, they are very, very tasty. Just look at this gorgeous sweet and spicy tray-baked trout!

    Traybaked honey harissa trout Easy Food

    Quick cooking

    We’ve included plenty of fast and fabulous meals to get your through the week, plus plenty of tips on how to make your dinners light and fresh. Nobody wants to be stuck over a hot stove on a long summer’s evening.

    Retro bakes

    Resident baking expert Shannon has been taking a bite down memory lane with old-school bakes, from a stunning raspberry and lemon Battenberg to a pineapple upside-down cake.

    Lemon raspberry Battenburg cake Easy Food
    Loving Leon

    Healthy, natural fast food chain LEON has come to Ireland, with their first Irish restaurant now in Temple Bar and many more locations planned over the next few years. We love their approach to food – as well as their commitment to sustainability — so we’ve got some of their lovely, fresh recipes to share in this issue.

    The August issue of Easy Food is on sale from July 20th. Don’t miss out!

    Easy Food August 2019 cover issue 141